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their oscars. a new round of nuclear talks get therway between iran and u.s., uk, russia, china, france, and germany. american officials are attending the talks in context on -- inc. akhstan.nded -- in kaz talks likean wants this to put it on the world stage. it wants to be seen as having a lead role, especially when it comes to the control of nuclear weapons. after the collapse of the soviet gave up itshstan nuclear weapons. it wants to play the role of honest broker. it will be hard to make progress. in recent years, there have been several rounds of negotiations. little progress was made. each side comes to the table with strong demands. this group wants more access to nuclear sites for inspection. to uraniumran enrichment at five -- 5%. it is currently up to 20%. they want it to limit stockpiles of enriched uranium. iran wants the west to recognize its right of enrichment and to start to dithch the sanctions. the talks are sure to be difficult. the international community says it is bringing offers which are serious and substantial. upcoming elections to worry about. these n
meanwhile a protest party led by a former comedian makes a stunning debut. poles apart russia and the u.s. secret remains on how to end the bloody syrian crisis amid deep divisions between the key mediators. plus world powers look to change iran's nuclear course major talks with the easing of sanctions offered in exchange for the suspension of uranium enrichment apparently the main deal on the table. so good to have you with us this evening i'm lucy confident of and you're watching our t.v. the election that was meant to dig the debt ridden out of the crisis is now adding political deadlock to economic issues distrust no party or coalition has managed to secure a clear majority in either house of parliament with the country now stuck in between options on the left and the right there's also a major new force emerging with a party led by a former comedian winning a quarter of all votes or. has more. back with a vengeance. a man of political experts have a political corpse just a couple of months ago. actually seems to be holding a really good cheer. in the senate but again he is tied w
, training, or other kinds of support? is there a way that the regime can be displaced given russia's support military and otherwise? >> i will answer your first question and let the secretary answer questions two, three, and four. why should they come and meet? because countries have been helping them and because we are precisely meeting to determine how to help assad change the calculation on the ground. i have said that he needs to be able to change his calculation. president obama has been engaged in examining the way that we may be able to contribute to that. that is the purpose of this meeting in rome. i would urge syria opposition to join us as a matter of practicality and informing us. i would say to them ahead of time that in our discussions today, in washington, which prompted us to accept this meeting with a new secretary of state that a beginning moment of the second term, president obama has expressed concerns about it. this moment is right for us to be considering what we can do. we understand that the syrian people want to see results in this conference. i would say, so do we.
wealthy to russia yet they are putting money out of the country as fast as possible. what's motivating these buyers? what are they afraid of in keeping their cash in russia? >> at this point, robert, i don't think there's much of a fear. russian economy is doing quite well. it's more of a diversification play. they are looking to spread the wealth, for lack of a better way of describing it, all across the globe. so new york is a great place. many other parts of the united states is just as popular for the russian market as paris, london, et cetera. >> when you try and line them up in terms of where the russians most want to put their cash, is it new york? is it the united states or do london or paris or other places in the world, maybe even asia, look attractive to them right now. >> these individuals, especially ultrahigh net worth individuals, robert knows quite well who we're speaking of, have homes all over the world. new york is one of the capitals of the world. it's a natural fit for anyone looking to have a place whether in london, paris, monaco, hong kong. new york i
the u.s. now, there is no agreement with russia. russia is rearming assad, propping up the regime, and that was the contentious part of today's meeting. but what kerry seemed to be hinting at is that under pressure from the brits and certainly from the syrian opposition which initially said that they would not meet in rome with him in a couple of days, he called them and persuaded them saying show up, we've got something for you. this meeting will be worth your while. what he said to us is this is a right moment. it is a new secretary of state. it is a president on a second term. wait and see what happens. now -- >> you were staying that hillary clinton, leon panetta both wanted to arm the syrian rebel wrshz. >> arm some of them. >> the president vetoed it. you think he is telegraphing something. >> i think he thinks he is telegraphing something. i think he may think he has more running room than he has. we've seen that the white house really controls foreign policy more than the state department. hillary clinton didn't challenge that. she proposed and then the fact that she was a
aleppo on friday. with russia arming assad, rebel leaders threatened to boycott a team meeting with kerry later this week to protest the u.s. and europe's refusal to arm them. >> at this stage, isn't it time to revisit that policy? >> with a new secretary of state at a beginning moment of the second term of president obama, when he himself has expressed concerns about it, this moment is ripe for us to be considering what more we can do. >> reporter: as a senator, kerry said military aid should be considered. and hillary clinton and leon panetta both recommended arming and training some rebel units. but president obama rejected that proposal last year. fearing weapons would get into the hands of al qaeda supporters. but today, facing rebel pressure, kerry hinted at a policy shift. >> we are determined that the syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind, wondering where the support is or if it's coming. >> reporter: before leaving london, kerry called a key opposition leader and talked him into showing up for the meeting in rome later this week. today proof that nothing
, russia, france, and germany. the meeting is scheduled to begin tomorrow. iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful energy purposes only. any chance of negotiating in syria shot down after a nearly two-year civil war, the syrian regime said it's ready for talks with rebels but opposition members scoffed at the day's offer. they also said they will not participate in the meeting next month in rome with its western and arab allies upset they have not done more to help them. secretary kerry is asking them to recan consider saying their request for military and financial aid will be addressed. after three days of hiding out at his uncle's home, oscar pistorius made a brief outing today straight to a south african police station. under the terms of his bail, the olympic track star needs to check in with authorities. pistorius goes to trial in june for killing his girlfriend at his home on valentine's day. he says he thought he was shooting at an intruder. prosecutors say it was premeditated murder. meantime, pistorius' older brother is dealing with his own legal troubles tonight.
permanent members of the united nations security council. the u.s., france, britain, russia, china. since last round of talks last june, iran's uranium enrichment program has expanded violating u.n. resolutions. >> iran's claiming its program is for civilian use only, energy and such things but western leaders fear iran is building a nuclear bomb. >>> canada, a group of scientists is now calling for food to be dna tested to make sure these things, products, are what they say they really are. >> now paula newton will report test willing keep horse meat from ending up in beef products and other types of food fraud. >> reporter: with all of the new food scares i bet you're wondering if there's any way to know for sure exactly what you're eating and what you're giving your family. so we've come here to canada, the university, in the biodiversity institute of ontario. chris wheeland is here. you used to be doing this for crime scenes. what we're starting with are ikea meatballs. >> all we really need is a 1 millimeter piece. >> reporter: a scrap of food, that's all it takes to screen an
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intent on avoiding diplomatic disasters, especially in his first meeting with russia. >> we want to reset -- >> reporter: like his predecessor infamous misspelled reset button. >> we worked hard to get the right russian word. >> you got it wrong. >> reporter: kerry's photo op of the russian foreign minister was over in a minute. they seemed eager to get down to business. but when the cameras left kerry and sergei spent two hours together nearly half of which was devoted syria. >>> let's see if anything positive emerged from that meeting. we'll stay in touch with jill dougherty. let's get back to our top story. three days left to see if those forced spending cuts, $85 billion over the next seven months go into effect. our chief political analyst has been talking to senior administration officials. is there any progress being made at all to avert those cuts between now and friday? >> sure doesn't seem so. the senior administration officials i spoke with seem completely dug in on this. they are not having meetings with the house speaker or the republican leader in the senate. they told me th
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